Seminars and lectures at IAS

The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS, arranges research seminars every week on the topics of analytical sociology and computational social science.

The topics discussed often focus on the core areas of IAS – analytical sociology, organizational dynamics, segregation dynamics, and cultural dynamics. For the first time, we also hold the International Roundtable on Computational Social Science with presentations of leading international CSS scholars

Our events are open to everyone and we very much look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Venue: Zoom. Please contact Madelene Töpfer,, för Zoom link.

Time: 14.30-16.00 or 16.00-17.30 Thursdays

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International roundtable on computational social science

February 4, 16.00-17.30

David Lazer, Northeastern University

February 18, 14.30-16.00

Alex Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Social network predictors of social outcomes

March 4, 16.00-17.30

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
People analytics: Understanding & enabling the future of work on earth – and in space

March 18, 16.00-17.30

Amir Goldberg, Stanford University
Who sees the future? A deep learning model demonstrates the vision advantages of being peripheral

April 1, 14.30-16.00

Robin Dunbar, Oxford University
Structure and function in human social networks: a multidisciplinary approach

April 15, 14.30-16.00

Laura Alessandretti, Technical University of Denmark
The Scales of Human Mobility

April 29, 14.30-16.00

Michael W. Macy, Cornell University

May 20, 14.30-16.00

Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University

June 10, 16.00-17.30

Carter Butts, University of California, Irvine
Progress in the statistical mechanics of social networks

Analytical sociology seminars

February 11, 16.00-17.30

Irene Molina, UCLA and Uppsala University
Planning for segregation? A critical analysis of Swedish urban politics in the welfare and post-welfare periods

February 25, 14.30-16.00

Peter Hedström, IAS, Linköping University
The past and future of analytical sociology

March 11, 14.30-16.00

Claudia Neuendorf, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Studying high achieveing students in Germany-who they are and how they develop

March 25, 14.30-16.00

Francisco Santos, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon

April 8, 14.30-16.00

Clementine Cottineau, Delft University of Technology
Incremental modelling. Approach and application to urbanisation and inequality processes

April 22, 14.30-16.00

Gael le Mens, Pompeu Fabra University
How do experience sampling and feedback by the social environment shape attitudes?

May 6, 14.30-16.00

Daniel DellaPosta, Pennsylvania State University
Why moderate voters choose extreme candidates

Maj 27, 14.30-16.00

Christina Prell, University of Groningen
Getting by versus getting ahead: Expanding SAOMs to include exogenous crisis scenarios for testing social versus instrumental strategies for knowledge gains

June 3, 14.30-16.00

Balázs Kovács, Yale School of Management

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